An Historical and Contemporary Introduction
By (author) Stephen L. Darwall
Philosophical Ethics by Stephen L. Darwall
Book DescriptionWhy is ethics part of philosophy? Stephen Darwall's Philosophical Ethics introduces students to ethics from a distinctively philosophical perspective, one that weaves together central ethical questions such as "What has value?" and "What are our moral obligations?" with fundamental philosophical issues such as "What is value?" and "What can a moral obligation consist in?"With one eye on contemporary discussions and another on classical texts, Philosophical Ethics shows how Hobbes, Mill, Kant, Aristotle, and Nietzsche all did ethical philosophy--how, for example, they sought to gain insight into what has value through understanding what value itself is. After an introductory section, and one on main approaches to metaethics, chapters discuss "modern" philosophical moralists--Hobbes, Mill, and Kant--and pre- and postmodern philosophical approaches to ethics in Aristotle, Nietzsche, and the ethics of care.Throughout, the reader is invited to do--rather than just read about--philosophical ethics and, in doing so, to think through questions that face all thoughtful human beings. Themes include the nature of value and moral obligation, freedom and choice, human flourishing, excellence and merit, radical critiques of morality, and the importance of relationships for human life.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780813378602
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 5-Dec-1997
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Stephen L. Darwall
Welfare and Rational Care, Paperback (July 2004)
What kind of life best ensures human welfare? Since the ancient Greeks, this question has been as central to ethical philosophy as to ordinary reflection. But what exactly is welfare? Presenting a rational care theory of welfare, this work proves that an understanding of welfare fundamentally changes how we think about what is best for people.
Virtue Ethics, Paperback (September 2002)
* Introduced by Stephen Darwall, this collection brings together classic and contemporary readings which define and advance the literature on virtue ethics. * Includes six essays which respond to the classic sources. * Includes a contemporary discussion on character and virtue by Gary Watson.
Moral Discourse and Practice, Paperback (March 1997)
This anthology gathers together key contemporary reading on the foundations of ethical theory and on meta-ethics.
British Moralists and the Internal 'Ought', Hardback (May 1995)» View all books by Stephen L. Darwall
This book provides the first study of early modern British philosophy in several decades.
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Author Biography - Stephen L. Darwall
Stephen Darwall is professor of philosophy at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and is the author of Impartial Reason and The British Moralists and the Internal "Ought": 1640--1740.
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